A Freedom of Information request has revealed that 67 abortionists who illegally signed blank abortion forms for women seeking abortions in England went unpunished, the Daily Mail revealed this week.
England has an almost cavalier attitude toward regulating abortion, but the law does require two abortionists to sign a form saying that continuing the pregnancy could cause the woman physical or emotional harm. “The Government advises that at least one doctor has seen the woman–and at the very least, they should have thoroughly read her medical notes or spoken to her on the phone,” the Daily Mail’s Simon Caldwell reported.
But the Care Quality Commission, the watchdog for the National Health Service [NHS], “found that at least 67 doctors working at private and NHS clinics had pre-signed abortion forms without even knowing the names of the women they would be used for.” One abortionist signed so many blank forms they were being used four years after he left!
The names of all 67 were referred to the General Medical Council, Caldwell wrote, “but a Freedom of Information request has now established that none of them will be brought before a fitness to practice hearing, where they could be disciplined, suspended, or struck off. The GMC has also refused to pass the names to the police, even though the offence can merit a jail sentence.”
Jim Dobbin, a Labour Member of Parliament, said, “This is clear evidence of the abortion-on-demand culture throughout the medical establishment.” Dobbin went on to say
“Sixty-seven doctors happily referred for abortions without knowing a single thing about the woman requesting them. Worse, at the very top, senior doctors and lawyers at the GMC decided to keep these crimes to themselves. This shames the GMC and makes a mockery of the  Abortion Act.”
David Burrowes, a Tory Member of Parliament said,
“There is something frightening about this.”
Another Tory Member of Parliament, Nadine Dorries, added,
“It says something about how sinister and unaccountable abortion practice in the UK has become that such a large number of doctors could brazenly break the law and the most senior medical establishment in the land omit to refer their crimes to the police.”
The discovery of the pre-approvals came as a byproduct of an undercover investigation by the Daily Telegraph which proved beyond dispute that there are abortionists in England who will abort a child because the mother says she does not want a girl. In response the CQC carried out spot checks of 250 abortion providers in 2012.
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In November 2013, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) chose not to prosecute two abortionists who were willing to abort female babies–not because there wasn’t sufficient evidence, but because prosecution would not be in the “public interest.”
Calwell wrote, “The CQC said that during the course of its investigations its inspectors had found piles of pre-signed forms at some clinics. One was still using forms signed by a doctor who had left four years before.”
LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared at National Right to Life News Today.